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The Soft Matter and Wetting group is a multidisciplinary research group consisting of physicists and chemists and aims at functional soft materials and surfaces. Many of the materials we work on are inspired by nature, such as extremely water-repellent superhydrophobic surfaces.


The Soft Matter and Wetting group is member of Center of Excellence in Life-Inspired Hybrid Materials (LIBER), funded by Academy of Finland’s Center of Excellence Programme (2022-2029).

ERC Consolidator Grant

Professor Robin Ras has received a Consolidator Grant from the European Research Council (ERC). The topic of this five-year project is "Superslippery Liquid-Repellent Surfaces".

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. Our work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

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